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Free eBook: Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…


A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog that went viral. Since it was posted, it’s been re-tweeted thousands of times and shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook. Interestingly, the comments continue to be made by readers to this day. I knew the topic was relevant, but I didn’t realize how much the piece struck a cord with our readers. The title of the article is: Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them. It illustrated to me there’s an overriding sense among parents and teachers in America that we’ve done something wrong as we raised our kids, but now…we are not sure what to do to correct it. People seem to be looking for insights at every turn. After responding to hundreds of comments, I felt I could do something more. So, our Growing Leaders team met and decided we should build this blog article out, add some practical solutions and provide it as a free eBook on Kindle until Sunday, April 29th (after that it will be available for $.99). Here it is. Feel free to share it with friends, neighbors, colleagues and fellow parents. It is our gift to you. Let’s join hands and equip these students to be great adults who are ready to lead our world into the future.



  1. Denny Fortin on April 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

    The link to the full book doesn’t appear to be working.

    • Tim Elmore on April 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Hi Denny, I’m sorry you had trouble accessing the eBook. Email [email protected] if you are still unable to access the link.

  2. Elan on April 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    would love it for ipad…but love your blog and am learning to lead so my two girls (7 months and 2.5 yrs old) will grow into empathetic, confident, active, leaders themselves. thank you for all your insights.

    • Tim Elmore on April 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Thanks for the post, Elan. You sound like a parent with great vision!

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Free eBook: Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…